Gas Pains

Tom grew up in Milwaukee, bartended in Wauwatosa in the '70s and moved here in 1984.

Commentary, observations and musings about the outdoors, life in general and maybe Tosa politics and personalities will be the order of the day. He savors a lively debate as much as terrific cooking.

A New Wauwatosa Winter Sport - UPDATED

Gas Pains, Odds and Ends, Tosa Events

See update at botton of post 

Looking for a new challenge?

Something fun to do on your way to or from work?

A diversion for your recently licensed teenage driver over the Christmas holiday?

I recommend the Bluemound Road Slalom.

This isn't about racing on downhill skis to negotiate a course defined by flags.

This is about racing down Bluemound Road and dodging the ever-increasing number of pot holes that have sprouted like mushrooms over the past month.

The stretch of Bluemound west of Mayfair Road to the western boundary of Tosa is losing its surface - one hole at a time.

More nasty weather on tap and the prospect for continuing freeze-thaw cycles = more holes!  

The slalom's level of difficulty is being magnified.

I'm still trying to figure out if the high speed run during daylight is more thrilling than a low speed, heavy traffic run after dark.

Check it out.


Updated -  5:20 PM 

So, I made the high-speed, cannonball run on the pot hole slalom traveling to and from lunch with my pop today.

I was looking forward to the night-time, heavy traffic challenge on the drive home from work.

Guess what. 

Sometime this afternoon someone patched the holes.

Do you suppose someone is using their city hall computer to read this blog?

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